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Sabres recall Kassian

Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced Friday that forward Zack Kassian has been recalled from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.

Kassian, who is playing in his rookie AHL season, has played 18 games for the Americans this season and leads the team with 14 points (7g, 7a).

The Windsor, Ont., native was selected by Buffalo in the first round (13th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He played in three games during the 2010-11 season for the Portland Pirates as they advanced to the Division Finals of the Calder Cup Playoffs.